HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Behaviour Change – Improving Health & Safety performance, London, 9 – 10 December 2014

    20 Oct 2014, 8:30 am
    This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, it will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour.
  • European Health and Safety Week 20 – 24 October 2014

    20 Oct 2014, 7:32 am
    Held each year in October the European Week for Safety and Health at Work is a key focus of every Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Managing work-related stress’ is the focus for this year.
  • Case 325 – Hot drinks not to be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft

    17 Oct 2014, 3:45 pm
    Tannoy system announced that hot drinks could not be taken through the gate when boarding aircraft due to ‘Health and Safety’ regulations.
  • Case 324 – TV satellite engineers will not install equipment after 5pm

    17 Oct 2014, 10:27 am
    TV satellite engineers will not install TV equipment after 5pm because it unsafe to do so and contravenes Health and Safety regulations.
  • Hazardous Area Classification – Buxton, 25 November 2014

    17 Oct 2014, 9:00 am
    The course will provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.
  • IOSH: Respiratory Health Seminar – Maidstone, 12 November 2014

    17 Oct 2014, 7:30 am
    Presented by experts from HSE, HSL and the private sector, this seminar aims to outline an employer’s responsibilities for respiratory health and to identify control measures that can reduce the likelihood of problems and identify any health issues ...
  • Case 323 – Passenger refused entry on bus with their dog

    16 Oct 2014, 4:01 pm
    A driver on a rail replacement bus service tried to refuse the enquirer entry on the bus with their dog on health and safety grounds as there was another passenger waiting to board.
  • Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

    16 Oct 2014, 11:52 am
    An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.  
  • Plan carefully for firework safety this November 5th

    16 Oct 2014, 10:00 am
    If you are planning a firework display for Bonfire Night, there is straightforward guidance available to help you.
  • Land Use Planning – Public safety advice, website re-launch

    14 Oct 2014, 3:00 pm
    The Land Use Planning site has been re-launched with a new structure and design making navigation of the website easier.
  • Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR)

    14 Oct 2014, 9:00 am
    HSE and DECC, working in partnership, have formed the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR), to act as the Competent Authority responsible for implementing the requirements of the EU Directive on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations. A ...
  • RoSPA Health and Safety Legal Seminar – Manchester, 26 November 2014

    13 Oct 2014, 3:00 pm
    Learn about the ever-changing health and safety legal landscape, an update on corporate manslaughter, contingency planning and your legal responsibility towards workplace ill-health. HSE Head of Operations North West, Steve Smith, will be talking about ...
  • Essex firm in court after worker’s fall

    10 Oct 2014, 4:30 pm
    An Essex security firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer broke his elbow when he fell more than three metres through fragile ceiling tiles at a site in Dunton, Essex.
  • Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Oxford, 22 October 2014

    10 Oct 2014, 4:05 pm
    Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety ...
  • Construction dust – protect you and your workers – Denby, 20 October 2014

    10 Oct 2014, 4:00 pm
    Free seminar run by SGUK and CDP to raise awareness of, and provide simple practical advice to protect workers from the risk of construction dusts. This event will give up-to-date information to managers, supervisors, workers and health and safety ...